30 Killed In Twin Female Suicide Bomb Attacks In Maiduguri

At least 30 people have died in Borno state, after two female suicide bombers detonated the explosives they were wearing.
The occurred at a busy fish market in Maiduguri where military operational headquarters were relocated earlier in June to strengthen the fight against the terror group Boko Haram.

According to leadership newspaper, one of the bombers, a teenage girl, waited until vendors started the late afternoon Muslim prayers before carrying out the attack,

It is believed that the second attacker blew herself up while she was fleeing the market, killing only herself.
“It was a young lady that blew herself up near the mosque where traders were observing Asr [late afternoon] prayers. She had to wait until when the traders
were deep in the prayer session before she detonated the bomb, killing a large
number of persons and injuring many,” a witness said.
“Some traders said they saw the young girl loitering about shortly before the prayers.
“We heard the second explosion a few minutes after, and it was another female teenager that was seen running before she blew herself up, near BEWAC complex along Baga road. Those that saw her said it was like she suddenly developed cold feet having heard the thunderous sound that came out of the bomb detonated by her mate. Thank God no one except herself was killed”.
The blasts occurred one day after 20 people died in another bomb attack at a bus station in Maiduguri. Both attacks are likely to be blamed on Boko Haram,